Home Depot Gets Green Light For $3M FCRA Deal

Law360, New York (January 22, 2016, 7:56 PM EST) -- A California federal judge gave the seal of approval Friday to Home Depot's agreement to pay $3 million to resolve a putative class action accusing it of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using flawed job application background check forms.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter granted final approval to the settlement between Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. and named plaintiff Irene Fernandez, who filed suit on behalf of more than 150,000 people who applied for jobs with the retailer using the allegedly non-compliant background check forms since April 2011.

"The court has considered all relevant factors for determining the fairness...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!